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Public Outreach Programs

The College of Science presents free public outreach events year-round to serve the university community and the general public. Our goal is to increase public awareness of scientific research and development happening at the U.

Science Day at the U

Utah and Idaho high school students are invited to campus each fall to attend a day of science-related workshops with science professors and academic advice.  This annual event is absolutely free to students, parents and educators.  Lunch is provided.

November 12, 2016
A. Ray Olpin Student Union (200 Central Campus Drive)
8:00 am - 1:30 pm


Frontiers of Science

The Frontiers lecture series features eminent scientists and researchers from across the country who are exploring the latest frontiers in their fields.  All lectures are free and open to the public, although tickets are required and seating is limited.

September 15, 2016
Speaker:  Dr. Eugenia Kalnay - Distinguished Professor, University of Maryland
Partnering with College of Mines and Earth Sciences
Aline Skaggs Buidling (ASB) 220
6:00 pm

November 9, 2016
Speaker:  Dr. Richard Lenski – John Hannah Distinguished Professor of Microbial Ecology, Michigan State University 
Partnering with College of Mines and Earth Sciences
Aline Skaggs Buidling (ASB) 220
6:00 pm

January 19, 2017
Speaker:  Dr. Siegfried S. Hecker, author Doomed to Cooperate, Stanford University
Partnering with College of Mines and Earth Sciences
Aline Skaggs Buidling (ASB) 220
6:00 pm

February 16, 2017
Speaker:  Assistant Professor Cagan Sekercioglu - University of Utah College of Science
Partnering with College of Mines and Earth Sciences
Aline Skaggs Buidling (ASB) 220
6:00 pm

March 30, 2017
Speaker:  Dr. Dan Nocera - Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy Harvard University
Partnering with College of Mines and Earth Sciences
Aline Skaggs Buidling (ASB) 220
6:00 pm

April 20, 2017
Speaker:  Professor Francis H. Brown - University of Utah Department of Geology & Geophysics
Partnering with College of Mines and Earth Sciences
Aline Skaggs Buidling (ASB) 220
6:00 pm


Science Employer Panel

The Science Employer Panel brings students and professionals together for an in-depth discussion of the job prospects and internship opportunities available to science graduates.  Students get direct access to insider information about a variety of science industries, while panelists get a chance to meet their future employees and share about why their business is a great place to work.  Connections made at the Science Employer Panel start new careers, and help drive Utah’s economic engine.

October 5, 2016
Aline Skaggs Buidling (ASB)  220
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

February 23, 2017 
Aline Skaggs Buidling (ASB)  220
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Science Night Live

Science Night Live offers a casual yet engaging social and educational event in downtown Salt Lake City.  Social hour begins at 5:30 pm followed by a brief presentation from a faculty member pursuing cutting-edge research in their field.

September 28, 2016 
Speaker:  Assistant Professor Michael Gruenwald – Chemistry
Keys on Main
5:30 pm

November 2, 2016 
Speaker:  Professor Jack Longino – Biology
Keys on Main
5:30 pm

February 1, 2017 
Speaker:  Professor Christoph Boehme – Physics & Astronomy
Keys on Main
5:30 pm

April 5, 2017 
Speaker:  Assistant Professor Stefan Patrikis – Mathematics
Keys on Main
5:30 pm


Science at Breakfast

Science at Breakfast lecture series introduces leading faculty and research topics in the College of Science to business, community and government leaders.  Note:  By invitation only.

September 14, 2016
Speaker:  Assistant Professor Holly Godsey – CSME
7:00 am

December 1, 2016
Speaker:  Assistant Professor Anil Seth – Physics & Astronomy
7:00 am

February 22, 2017
Speaker:  Assistant Professor Bethany Buck-Koehntop – Chemistry
7:00 am

April 12, 2017
Speaker:  Assistant Professor Tom Alberts – Mathematics
7:00 am


Index of Lectures

Past Frontiers of Science and Science at Breakfast lectures are available to be viewed and/or downloaded online.

Last Updated: 1/6/17